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Precautions and tips
! This washing machine was designed and constructed in
accordance with international safety regulations. The fol-
lowing information is provided for safety reasons and must
therefore be read carefully.
• This appliance was designed for domestic use only.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities,
or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the applian-
ce by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be
supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Do not touch the machine when barefoot or with wet or
damp hands or feet.
• Do not pull on the power supply cable when unplugging
the appliance from the electricity socket. Hold the plug
• Do not open the detergent dispenser drawer while the
machine is in operation.
• Do not touch the drained water as it may reach extreme-
ly high temperatures.
• Never force the porthole door. This could damage the
safety lock mechanism designed to prevent accidental
• If the appliance breaks down, do not under any circum-
stances access the internal mechanisms in an attempt
to repair it yourself.
• Always keep children well away from the appliance while
it is operating.
• The door can become quite hot during the wash cycle.
• If the appliance has to be moved, work in a group of two
or three people and handle it with the utmost care. Never
try to do this alone, because the appliance is very heavy.
• Before loading laundry into the washing machine, make
sure the drum is empty.
• Disposing of the packaging materials: observe local
regulations so that the packaging may be re-used.
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment, requires that old household
electrical appliances must not be disposed of in the
normal unsorted municipal waste stream. Old appliances
must be collected separately in order to optimise the
recovery and recycling of the materials they contain and
reduce the impact on human health and the environment.
The crossed out “wheeled bin” symbol on the product
reminds you of your obligation, that when you dispose of
the appliance it must be separately collected. Consumers
should contact their local authority or retailer for information
concerning the correct disposal of their old appliance.
Opening the porthole door manually
In the event that it is not possible to open the porthole
door due to a powercut, and if you wish to remove the
laundry, proceed as follows:
1. remove the plug from the
2. make sure the water level
inside the machine is lower
than the door opening; if it
is not, remove excess water
using the drain hose, collec-
ting it in a bucket as indicated
in the figure.
3. using a screwdriver, remo-
ve the cover panel on the lo-
wer front part of the washing
machine (see figure).
4. pull outwards using the tab as indicated in the figure,
until the plastic tie-rod is freed from its stop position; pull
downwards and open the door at the same time.
5. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are securely
in place before you push it onto the appliance.